Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  New Zealand  /  North Island  /  Auckland Region  /  Auckland  /  Sightseeing  /  Ferry Building

Ferry Building, Auckland

(4.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Step back into New Zealand's maritime heritage at Ferry Building, an important and ornate structure built by the Auckland Harbor Board between 1909 and 1912. Registered with the Historic Places Trust, the building's grandeur highlights the wealth and power generated by the nation's ports at the turn of the 20th century. Its unusual coloration and design make it stand out against the backdrop of modern-day Auckland. Explore the history of the wharf while watching the boats come in and out of the harbor, and then grab a bite to eat in one of the cafes and restaurants now housed here. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ferry Building by using our Auckland travel itinerary planner.
Create a full Auckland itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Auckland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Auckland by other users

15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Madagascar & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Christchurch & Auckland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Auckland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Rotorua & Auckland BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 52 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM BELGIUM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 57 days in Europe, Middle East, Asia & South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 36 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in North Island & South Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM THAILAND April, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It was nice to see that this old building has been restored. So many of Aucklands other old buildings have been knocked down and replaced by glass sky scrapers. The new glass buildings don't have the ...  more »
  • The ferry building is a lovely piece of history. There are plaques on the iron fences along from it detailing historical facts. It holds eateries these days, and several places whereyou can also book ...  more »
  • It's a cool building right on the wharf where you catch the various ferries operating from the Auckland harbor. 
Google
  • An iconic building on the Auckland waterfront. A mark of marine history of NZ. Now a days used as the Ferry terminal.
  • Beautiful building. However the big clock on top is out of order.
  • Lovely building inside& out, lovely for taking photos from any angle
  • A great place to start an adventure!
  • Beautiful and historic place in Auckland!!